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Welcome to the 2020 Annual DIAGRAM Center Report

2020 September 3
by Amaya Webster

Our final report of the DIAGRAM + award is live—and it’s our most exciting issue yet! This time we covered mixed reality, the internet of things, multimodal STEM documents, and accessible gaming. Each section provides an overview of the technology as well as relevant opportunities and challenges associated with using it, additional resources, and next steps for those interested in acquiring more information.

Enormous thanks to the DIAGRAM Center General Advisory CommitteeTechnical Advisory Subcommittee, and the Working Groups for providing important insights and resources. Special thanks go to the following individuals: Clayton Lewis (DIAGRAM community member and Co-director for Technology, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities) and his colleague, Sidney D’Mello (Associate Professor of the Institute of Cognitive Science) for their chapter on the Internet of Things; Devin Boyle (Senior Consultant at Wheelhouse Group, Emerging Technology Lead at the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) and Adviser at XR Access) and her colleague Kai Frazier (Founder and CEO of Kai XR and a former history teacher) for their chapter on Mixed Realities; Mario Konecki (Assistant Professor and Advisor to the Rector, University of Zagreb) for his chapter on Accessible Gaming; and Volker Sorge (University of Birmingham, UK  and Progressive Accessibility Solutions, Ltd.) for his chapter summarizing how technology for inclusive education has changed over the span of the DIAGRAM + award.

As always, we encourage community discussion and welcome your comments on this report.

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